Security Culture: Identity Theft Facts and Prevention tips
Identity theft cases reached record levels in 2016 with young people a growing target, the fraud prevention organisation Cifas says. Identify fraud can have massive consequences for both individuals and businesses.
Increasing the awareness of individuals to prevent theft of their identitiy will help improve a culture of security in the workplace too.
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Identity Theft Facts
There were almost 173,000 incidents of identity faud in the UK during 2016 (source: Cifas - click www.bbc.co.uk for full report).
According to actionfraud.police.uk fraud losses to SMEs are estimated at a staggering £19billion a year.
Fraud costs £1000 per UK adult (source: National Fraud Authority www.bba.org.uk)